As Lent begins, please pray for all catechumens and candidates for full communion in the Church. At St. Malachi, we will celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist with Tyler Hartke during the Easter Vigil. We’ll celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist with Dan Condol and Amy Police on Easter Sunday. Let us pray!
Congratulations and blessings on all who were confirmed in the Spirit by Bishop Gries at St Malachi on Tuesday, April 24, 2018!
St. Malachi Confirmandi are:
Sophia Gutierrez, Zachary Johansen, Theodore Murphy, James O’Donnell, and Kiely O’Malia.
At this time of Sacramental celebrations, let us pray for Candidates preparing for Confirmation at St. Malachi on April 24, 2018 and for all couples preparing for marriage here this summer and fall.
May they be blessed!
Today, on Easter Sunday, we welcome Kenneth Ryan, a new St Malachi parishioner who enters the Catholic Church through Profession of Faith, reception of Confirmation & Eucharist. May God’s abundant grace be on him!
Congratulations and blessings on all who were confirmed in the Spirit by Bishop Gries at St. Wendelin on Tuesday. St. Malachi confirmandi are:
- Caleb Hils
- Amora Long
- Finn O’Malia
- Jack McCarthy
- Aidan McDonald
- Matt McDonald
- Alex Parnell
Please pay for our St. Malachi First Communion and Confirmation candidates who are coming to the end of their preparation. Our Confirmation candidates will be confirmed in April at St. Wendelin and our First Communion candidates will receive First communion at St. Malachi in May.
Also, keep our high school students from St. Patrick, St. Malachi and St. Wendelin in your prayers as they will be on retreat and doing service projects in our neighborhood over the Palm Sunday weekend. In addition, we also have several couples preparing for marriage this year. Please keep them in your prayers as well.
At the Easter Vigil Service on Saturday, April 4, 2015, St. Malachi Parish celebrated the Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation of Marcella and Makenna Pfaff. The two girls were sponsored by their grandparent Gene Pfaff and great-aunt Anita Eppley with the support of their father, Chris Pfaff. The Easter Vigil was the culmination of the Children’s Catechumenate, a period of instruction and formation, which these girls began about 9 months ago. (See Catechumens Journey toward Easter Sacraments for more details.) Through the girls’ faith, call to Baptism, and obedient response to this call, they provide a witness to all of us.
The homily was preached by Fr. Tony Schuerger who speaks in the homily to the girls, and at the same time to all of us. To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)
St. Malachi Parish this year celebrates its 150th year of faithful service at its current location, the Old Angle neighborhood of Cleveland’s West side. The Easter Vigil is the highlight of the church year and the liturgy was rich with symbolism and ritual including darkness and light, fire and water, sacred oils and incense, proclamation and teachings from the sacred scripture, vibrant music and singing, and fellowship and communion after the service.
The texts for all of the readings for the sacred liturgy are available at the USCCB Website. The first reading is also available here as proclaimed by Elizabeth Smith. The Psalm response, proclaimed by Dan Smith (no relation to Elizabeth), is here: Song of Moses.
We continue the celebration of the Easter Season and welcome all to come join us at St. Malachi Parish.
Confirmation was celebrated at St. Malachi Parish on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. We are pleased to share the homily, which was preached by Bishop Roger Gries.
To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)